About Me

Hi! I’m Luke, a 22 year-old Christian who works as a developer/marketer. I love marketing, and have been working on becoming a better developer over the past few years. Here’s what I enjoy doing:

  1. Prototyping Apps (Ruby on Rails, HAML, Sass)
  2. Demand-driven feature building (find demand first, then build)
  3. Lean Marketing

What Interests Me

Personal Finance (Frugality, Saving), Investing (ETFs, diversification, long term bonds), Reading, Blogging, Soccer, Turning ideas into something that makes $$.

 

Future Goals

  • Work Remotely
  • Give back to students learning technology
  • Build web applications that focus on social benefits (making $ is not the only goal)
  • Work daily as a developer/marketer (in progress)
  • Get married to an awesome gal (done)
  • Share what I learn with others (in progress)

Luke Thomas

1999 (circa)

Tried selling worms on the side of a dirt road. My first business idea – failed miserably.

2008-09

Started a high school sports website in Maine called givemesports.org. Got a t-shirt sponsor, was on the evening news, and later shut down before going to college. Had 300 registered users, and nearly 20,000 pageviews in 8 months.

Spent junior and senior year of high school learning HTML & CSS. Placed 2nd & 3rd in the SkillsUSA Maine web design competition.

2008-Current

Started building websites for small businesses, primarily using WordPress and Joomla. Moved into social media, seo, and online advertising.

2010

Won the Innovation 2 Venture business pitch contest (Student “bracket”). Pitched Scholarstock.

2011

Won $3,000 in cash at the USM Business Plan competition with my brother. Pitched White Noise Video.

Started learning Ruby on Rails.

2012

Won $5,000 cash + in-kind services at the UMaine Business Challenge. Pitched Aerialfly. Later found out that we need to wait for FAA laws to change regarding commercial use of drones.

Somehow got in the Chronicle of Higher Education

Started working at RainStorm.

2013

Finished working at RainStorm.

Started/Finished working at Boundless.

Working on TryCulture.

Started working remotely at YesGraph.

 2014

Started working at Safari as a growth marketer.